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G’day, I’m Laura! 🌿

I am a botanist, PhD candidate, and science communicator based in Perth, Western Australia.

I grew up in the southwest corner of Western Australia, which is one of the most biodiverse places on earth! With so many amazing plant species in the bush all around me, it’s no wonder I became so fascinated by flora.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Botany and Conservation Biology with First Class Honours from The University of Western Australia in 2014. My Honours research focused on the ecophysiology of the aquatic carnivorous plant Aldrovanda vesiculosa, and led on to my PhD research focused on the nutrition and ecology of a wide range of carnivorous plants, including species of Drosera, Byblis, Cephalotus follicularis, Drosophyllum lusitanicum, and Nepenthes.

I am passionate about ecology, conservation, botanical art, and celebrating women in STEM! I also love reading, TV and films, live music, floral fashion, and travelling. Let’s talk about plants!